Book Classifications

The Discerning Parent's Guide to Books

Deadly, Unna? – Phillip Gwynne

Deadly Unna? – Phillip Gwynne, Penguin Group, Australia, 1998 Rating: M  (Mild violence, including shooting and death. Moderate coarse language including racial slurs, a couple of moderate sexual references, implied domestic … Continue reading

November 28, 2016

Nanberry, Black Brother White – Jackie French

Nan berry, Black Brother White – Jackie French, Harper Collins Australia, Australia, 2011. Rating: PG (Mild Violence, Description of death and illness, primitive medical procedures, Cultural conflict, Names of deceased Indigenous people, … Continue reading

October 13, 2016

The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton

The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton, Viking Press, United States, 1967 Rating: PG (Moderate violence including beatings, gang fights, murder, knives, broken glass and references to domestic abuse; Very mild, infrequent coarse language; … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

High School Musical 2 – N.B. Grace

High School Musical 2: The Junior Novel – N.B. Grace, Disney Press, United States, 2007 Rating: G Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin / Focus: United States Book 2 in the High School … Continue reading

May 28, 2015

High School Musical – N.B. Grace

High School Musical: The Junior Novel – N.B. Grace, Disney Press, United States, 2006 Rating: G Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin / Focus: United States Book 1 in the High School Musical … Continue reading

November 11, 2014

Gone – Michael Grant

Gone – Michael Grant, Harper Collins, US, 2008 Rating: M (Moderate violence including some torture and cruelty, some gruesome scenes, mild horror, bulimia references, Moderate Themes: supernatural, power, death) Difficulty: … Continue reading

November 4, 2014

Judy Moody – Megan McDonald

Trudy Moody – Megan McDonald, Candlewick Press, United States, 2000 Rating: G (Contains no profanity or questionable content, but the main character is self-centred and often has a rude or … Continue reading

October 31, 2014

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson. Simon & Schuster Books. United States, 2010 Rating: M (Infrequent Course Language; Two implicit Sex Scenes; Infrequent Moderate Sexual References; Frequent mild … Continue reading

August 14, 2014

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You – Ally Carter

I’d tell you I love you, but then I’d have to kill you – Ally Carter, Hachette Livre, Australia, 2008 Rating: G (Some mild violence, Spy Themes) Difficulty: 1 2 … Continue reading

June 13, 2014

The Clockwork Princess – Cassandra Clare

The Clockwork Princess – Cassandra Clare. Simon&Schuster. United States, 2013 Rating: M+ (Frequent moderate violence; Supernatural themes; infrequent moderate sexual references – one moderate sex scene; infrequent low level coarse language) Difficulty: 1 … Continue reading

May 16, 2014

The Clockwork Prince – Cassandra Clare

The Clockwork Prince– Cassandra Clare. Simon&Schuster. United States, 2011 Rating: M (Frequent moderate violence; Supernatural themes; infrequent mild sexual references; infrequent low level coarse language) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country of Origin / … Continue reading

April 23, 2014

The Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare

The Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare. Walker Books. United States, 2010 Rating: M (Frequent moderate violence; Supernatural themes; infrequent mild sexual references; infrequent low level coarse language) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country of … Continue reading

April 4, 2014

Winger – Andrew Smith

Winger– Andrew Smith, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2013 Rating: M+ (Frequent, moderate sexual references; Frequent, moderate Coarse Language; mild-moderate Violence; Moderate Themes: sexuality, relationships, bullying, tragedy) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of … Continue reading

April 1, 2014

Out of the Easy – Ruta Sepetys

Out of the Easy– Ruta Sepetys, Penguin, London, 2013 Rating: M (Frequent, moderate sexual references; Frequent, Mild Violence; Moderate Themes: Prostitution, Sexuality, Relationships, Mob Violence, Corruption, Crime; Mild Gambling References) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 … Continue reading

March 28, 2014

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